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Professor Philippe Sands
University College London Law Professor Philippe Sands is the author of The Ratline: The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive (2020) as well as East West Street: On the Origins of “Genocide” and “Crimes Against Humanity”(2016), Lawless World (2005), Torture Team (2008) and several academic books on international law, and has contributed to the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, the Financial Times and The Guardian East West Street: On the Origins of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide 2016) he won the 2016 Baillie Gifford (formerly Samuel Johnson) Prize, the 2017 British Book Awards Non-Fiction Book of the Year, and the 2018 Prix Montaigne. The sequel, which is also the subject of a BBC podcast the UCL Faculty in January 2002.As a practicing barrister he has extensive experience litigating cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, and the European Court of Justice. He frequently advises governments, international organizations, NGOs and the private sector on aspects of international law. In 2003 he was appointed a Queen’s Counsel. He has been appointed to lists of arbitrators maintained by ICSID and the PCA. He is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals in the Faculty, and a key member of staff in the Centre for Law and the Environment. His teaching areas include public international law, the settlement of international disputes (including arbitration), and environmental and natural resources law. He is a regular commentator on the BBC and CNN; writes frequently for leading newspapers and is frequently invited to lecture around the world, He was co-founder of FIELD (Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development), and established the program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the European Journal of International Law and Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (Blackwell Press). In 2007 he served as a judge for the Guardian First Book Prize award.